HC Deb 09 May 1950 vol 475 c44W
86. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to assist industrial development in Aberdeen, in order to overcome threatened unemployment in the shipbuilding and ship repairing industries.

Mr. Bottomley

Within the existing restrictions on industrial building, I am prepared to consider sympathetically any proposals for the further expansion of existing industries and the introduction of new industries to Aberdeen and district. Meanwhile, in conjunction with my noble Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, I am keeping in close touch with the employment position in shipbuilding and ship repairing industries in Aberdeen and other areas.